April 25, 2003
- News Release:
- Eleanor Snyder
to lead Faith & Life Resources
Eleanor Snyder, of Kitchener, Ont., has been appointed
as director of Faith & Life Resources, a division of Mennonite
Publishing Network. She will work from an office in Waterloo, Ont.,
beginning May 15.
April 24, 2003
April 23, 2003
- News releases:
ministry characterized by care, respect
After seven years of working with African Independent
Churches (AICs) in Botswana, workers Rudy and Sharon Dirks and their
three children (Nathan, Shawna, and Stephanie) have returned to
home to Canada. Their work in Botswana with AICs has been both challenging
and rewarding as they walked with the churches and their leaders
to figure out how to apply the Bible to life in Botswana.
planting grant awarded
Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church (TCMC) will hire a pastor
for its new Mandarin ministry with $25,000 in grants from Mennonite
Church Canada’s Churches Planting Churches (formerly called
City on a Hill), a program of Outreach and Church Planting, and
Mennonite Church Eastern Canada. The MC Canada funding was part
of the program budget of the previous fiscal year.
workers voice global concern about war's impact
Leaders and members of Mennonite churches around the world
have been stating publicly their opposition to war in Iraq as well
as grave concerns about the war's long-term effects. They have joined
many of their counterparts in the United States, helping Mennonites
live up to an identity as one of the "historic peace churches."
- Last chance
for logo assistance
Congregations wishing to incorporate the dove logo will
continue to receive free assistance from logo designer Glenn Fretz
until September, 2003.
Mennonite Church Canada needs photographs reflecting the places,
spaces, work, and lives of Mennonite Church Canada people from area
conferences across the country for a welcome presentation at the
annual assembly in St. Catharines this summer (July 9-13).
- Posted new edition MHC Gallery CANVASs
- Removed CSM alumni from St.
Catharines 2003 pages - event has been cancelled.
April 17, 2003
- May 2003 Equipping
No. 36 online:
- Letter from Dan Nighswander
- Prayer Requests
- Your pictures needed
- Leadership in Storms: Message from the Denominational Ministerpdates
- Bulletin Insert – Art During Siberian Exile exhibition.
- A view from Witness: summary of cutbacks in ministry
- Witness Notes for May
- Reinventing Equipping Canada
- Added job posting for
- Updated About» Staff
- Removed job posting for interim finance position (filled)
- Added new page to hold Church
Planting Sunday resources
April 9, 2003
- News releases:
- London Mennonite Centre:
A dream come true
Through the London Mennonite Centre, Mennonites have been providing
an Anabaptist presence in the United Kingdom for almost 50 years.
Vic and Kathy Thiessen and teenage daughters Janelle and Katrina
of Edmonton, Alberta have been serving with Mennonite Church Canada
Witness since August 2002 at the London Mennonite Centre (LMC).
- London centre
to celebrate 50 years of hospitality, service
The London Mennonite Centre, a three-story house on Shepherds Hill
in the Highgate section of London, will play host to visitors from
around the world June 7-8 in celebration of its 50th year of Christian
service and hospitality.
- Youth Summit
Delegate chosen for MWC
Jennifer Egan will travel to Zimbabwe this summer to represent Mennonite
Church Canada at the Mennonite World Conference Global Youth Summit.
Organizers hope for as many as 50 youth from around the world to
- What comes first: vision
It began with a phone call from a small rural congregation. The
caller wondered if Mennonite Church Manitoba had any funds available
to help them hire a pastor. They had functioned with the assistance
of interim leadership for the past several years but longed for
a permanent pastor to lead them.
- Ron Rempel appointed
as executive director of MPN
Ron Rempel, of Waterloo, Ont., has been appointed executive director
of the Mennonite Publishing Network, effective Aug. 1. Rempel has
been editor and publisher of Canadian Mennonite since 1997. For
18 years prior to that, he managed and edited its predecessor, Mennonite
- MC Canada Pension
Following a survey of pension plan members conducted in spring
of 2001, Mennonite Church Canada is pleased to announce an enhanced
group retirement plan. The improved plan will respond to member
concerns for increased investment choice, improved access to plan
and account information, and a continuing focus on socially responsible
- MC Canada VS program
New funding will buy time for MC Canada’s Christian Service
Ministry as it prepares to wind down operations in Canada.
April 2, 2003